Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Mar 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office Version 2.4 of the OpenOffice productivity suite was released on Thursday, boasting enhancements to all its core components. Possibly the most significant alteration in the new version of the free suite is in the description of file types. The 'OpenDocument' description has been replaced by 'ODF', which stands for 'OpenDocument Format' and is becoming a well-known acronym thanks to rivalry with Microsoft's controversial OOXML format.
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evangs
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2005-07-07


I think the average user does not use over 50% of all the features in MS-Office. Even if they have OOo they will not use all of his features.


See, the premise of such arguments are based on pure speculation. The "average user" does not use over "50%" of all the features? Calc is fairly annoying for me in that I work with people who use DATEDIF a lot. OO has no support for such a function and I guess most people have no need of a function to find the difference (i.e. time elapsed) between dates ... There are ways of solving it (http://www.openofficetips.com/2007/07/18/who-needs-datedif/) but that is no where near as elegant as a simple DATEDIF function. I guess not "enough" users need it to warrant such a simple fix.

OO is not there yet. Sure, it might be there for some people, but do not chastise them if OO truly isn't suitable for them.

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